My Thoughts on Good Luck Chuck (plus an introduction to the new look)


First, I hope you enjoy the new look of the blog. As you can see from this post, I will now be including a picture of the movie poster when I post thoughts (I also edited my last post to include a picture from the Death Defying Acts Q&A at TIFF).

Now onto the film.

In recent years, Judd Apatow has made R-rated comedies cool again by producing/directing films such as The 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, and Superbad.

Good Luck Chuck is a film that seems to try and duplicate that formula. Specifically, the formula used in The 40 Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up by coming a romantic comedy with crude humour.

Does this film work? Well, it’s not perfect. I found myself laughing more at Jessica Alba’s clumsiness then the sex-based jokes. In fact, there was this one sex-scene montage, which went on for about twice as long as it should have.

However, I will go against the general critical consensus and say that I still believe that Good Luck Chuck was a good enough film and there was plenty in the film for me to laugh at.